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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Environment Artist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Environment Artist in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Environment Artist in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Storm Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly, great work/life balance, great projects as part of Ubisoft, flexible, good pay in a very nice area.

    Cons

    Some people have been there for a very long time, fresh blood would be great. But it's also a sign that it's a great place to stay.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Studio, No longer as relevant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Storm Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance. Pay is reasonable. Benefits are great. Management does care about the people working for them.

    Cons

    Completely at the mercy of Ubisoft corporate. Watched multiple great ideas at the studio end up getting developed by other Ubisoft studios without Red Storm.

    Advice to Management

    Management does very well trying to balance the studio's needs against corporate's demands.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best place ever!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Environment Artist in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Environment Artist in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best studio I have ever worked for. They care for the employees. My mother passed away and they treated me life family. Sent a card even. They are genuine and care for each other. I've worked for several studios in my 15 year career and this is by far the best one. If you have an opportunity to work here DO NOT pass it up.

    Cons

    None so far that I have experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the same!!


  4. "Great place to work with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Storm Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, great benefits. Lots of variety in projects.

    Cons

    Isn't always the head studio on a project.

    Advice to Management

    Doing pretty well, keep pushing forward.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Storm Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people that you work with are very talented and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Politics, unqualified managers and upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Do what is right for the company and resign.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "good starter company"

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    Former Employee - Level Artist in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Level Artist in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people who are really passionate about their work

    Cons

    too much management/meetings made it hard to get work done


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Beginners Only"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Storm Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people at the production level are talented and dedicated to their craft. Work/life balance is good depending on which Producer you work under. Not a bad place to start your career and get your name on some big titles owned by other studios.

    Cons

    Upper management is passive. Red Storm has enough talent at the production level to be a great Ubi studio but the people in upper management are tuned out with an antiquated idea of the industry. There's little to no investment in career growth and what exists is a formality. They do it because other top studios do it, not because they care about the staff's growth. There's no path or plan for the studio's future and making other Ubi studio's games is the only reason they haven't shut down. Half of the Producers are damaging morale and the projects. They don't communicate a clear plan to the team, make random changes to production process and micromanage the leads in areas well outside their knowledge. Pay is lower than the industry and local standards.

    Advice to Management

    Quit! Let someone else who cares about more than collecting a check take over.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Level Designer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Level Designer in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great supportive co-workers, family friendly company, flexible scheduling, supportive and understanding management. Awesome health benefits. Really open to new ideas to improve the health of the company - Inhouse game jams etc, activities/parties etc.

    Cons

    co development can be a strain creatively, i feel its hard to be able to stand out and create something that can be developed and maintain control in house.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fun and challenging environment"

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    Current Employee - Environment Artist in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Environment Artist in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Storm Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You have the chance to work on varying AAA IPs, due to the Ubi structure. Among the staff you will find very talented individuals with the passion to create great games. The idea of cultivating talent is supported up through management and helps create a great atmosphere of mentoring, learning and development. The culture is great and the employee retention is good. A game studio that has been around 15-20 years and has had only one round of layoffs, is hard to come by.

    Cons

    I'll be honest, Ubi style Co-Development can be challenging. But it is clear that the people who embrace it enjoy there work and contributions.
    Ubi keeps a pretty thought grasp on salaries, barely hitting market value.
    These two reasons are why some better talent ends up leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing Ubi to support your studio goals and keep pushing the studio to strive on its own two feet.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Highly impressed"

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    Current Employee - A Senior Position
    Current Employee - A Senior Position
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A CEO that really cares for everyone. A genuinely good man. Everyone is so nice and helpful. The bar at red storm is higher than rumored. Don't walk in thinking you will be the king. There are some people there that are extremely talented and brilliant. Good honest people. People are valued and appreciated. It has a family feeling to it. They make sure you have a good work life balance. Best HR and management of any studio I have ever worked. Bottom line....they care.

    Cons

    At this point I have not experienced any cons yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring like you do! <3


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